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Do Bonsai Lose Their Leaves In The Winter?
2008-10-22 18:22:00
I’ve had a few worried people asking me “Do bonsai lose their leaves in the winter?“. This depends on what type of bonsai tree that it is. If it has got leaves and it’s kept outdoors, the chances are that it’s a deciduous type tree or bush and therefore it will lose it’s ...
More About: Winter , Misc , Bonsai , Leaves
Box Tree (buxus sempervirens) Bonsai - Newly Created
2008-10-15 15:33:00
This weekend I dug up a box tree (buxus sempervirens) from my growing bed. I have been growing it there for the last year or so to let it create it’s own branches and grow on a little bigger so that it would be ready for a pot. On Saturday I decided it was time ...
More About: Bonsai , Tree
Shohin and Mame Bonsai Video
2008-10-05 16:05:00
People often wonder what a good shohin or mame bonsai should look like. What sort of size should it be? Does it matter if it is chunky or not? What sort of pot should you get for it? Well hopefully this video will help you out in making design decisions with your mini ...
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Autumn - A Beautiful Season For Bonsai
2008-09-13 19:09:00
Autumn is now upon us and is a time when most of your bonsai will start to lose their leaves. Some people can be quite disappointed with this season because it means to them that the bonsai will lose a lot of it’s beauty. Although they will lose their leaves, it should not ...
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Instructions On Grafting A Black Pine
2008-08-27 17:19:00
Just found this interesting video giving instructions on how to graft a black pine bonsai. Fascinating stuff and something I should definitely attempt more often which would help me get results quicker and easier. ...
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Taiwan Bonsai Creator Association
2008-08-17 14:32:00
I am a frequent visitor of Min Hsuan Lo’s blog. He is probably my favorite bonsai artist and definitely one that I look up to for inspiration and ideas. He has written a few posts showing many pictures of fine bonsai from the Taiwan Bonsai Creator Association ’s 11th annual exhibition. It took ...
Beautiful Indoor Bonsai For Sale In The UK
2008-07-11 12:17:00
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More About: For Sale , Misc , Sale , Beautiful , Bonsai
Chunky mame bonsai (update)
2008-07-07 11:42:00
A while ago I spoke about my new mame bonsai which needed training up. I’m glad to say it’s going perfectly and could end up being one of my best looking bonsai to date! It’s still very small (about 2-3 inches) and is putting out loads of shoots. It’s had time to grow through ...
More About: Misc , Update , Bonsai , Chunky
Wind Dangers
2008-06-22 11:10:00
Wind can be a dangerous mistress for your bonsai! Today in the UK we are experiencing severe gales of up to 70mph. This can be bad news where your bonsai are concerned. - If you have monkey poles you should make sure that the pots are either tied down or place them on the ...
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Bonsai Gardening Secrets
2008-06-21 21:59:00
I’ve received an email from Tony P asking me for detailed advice on how to produce a nice looking bonsai. He is completely new at it and does not want to spend a lot of money on an old one and would prefer to do it himself. In his words tell me all ...
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Stunning Examples Of Bonsai - Video
2008-06-15 19:05:00
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Hot Hot Weather
2008-06-10 18:21:00
It’s suddenly gone very hot here in (usually rainy) Wales. The last week or so has brought on temperatures of 26C (80F). It’s been a bit of a shock because it’s normally a little chilly in the mornings here all year round. My bonsai have also been a bit shocked at the ...
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Car Boot Sale Bargains
2008-06-01 18:56:00
A car boot sale is a great place for bargains. Today I went to have a little look at a large one in Swansea for an hour or two. I ended up buying two bonsai books called “Pocket Bonsai” by David Prescott (and Colin Lewis as consultant editor!) and “The Essential Bonsai” by ...
More About: Sale , Boot
The Common Woodlouse - Friend or Foe?
2008-05-25 16:39:00
Woodlice are insects that we see very often in the garden. Their main purpose in life is to eat wood so should we be worried about them around our bonsai? Well the simple answer to that is yes you should be worried if you see them in your bonsai pot. They do eat wood, ...
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Care of Flowering Bonsai Trees
2008-05-20 22:12:00
Seeing as this week is the week of the Chelsea Flower Show I thought I’d write about flowers. Some bonsai are enhanced by flowers such as the azalea or serissa. They do however sometimes need a bit of special care and feeding so that they remain healthy during and after flowering. The main part to remember is that they will need more fertilizer than usual during the flowering and afterwards too. You can use your normal bonsai fertilizer for this purpose. They also need to be checked that they have enough water while in flower as it can drink more than normal while they are there. On some bonsai trees the flowers turn into fruit afterwards such as apples or cherries. It is not recommended that you let the bonsai grow fruit every season as it can really put a drain on it’s resources. It takes an immense amount of sugars and nutrients to create fruits so it should not be taken they it will be able to grow them often. It’s best to pluck them off when still small ...
More About: Care , Trees , Bonsai
Leaves Give A Tree Strength
2008-05-15 21:20:00
Leaves are there to build up a tree’s strength. Cut down a small sapling to below the leaves and chances are it will not survive. The leaves actually convert sunlight into sugars which can then be used to heal broken bark, grow extra roots and branches and generally get stronger. Use leaves to help ...
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Planting Bonsai in the Ground - Nature?s healer
2008-05-05 20:19:00
Planting a bonsai tree in the ground is the best thing you can do for a sickly tree in a pot. fact. I have tried many many different techniques but found this to be the best option for you if you think your tree is dead or has lost all it’s leaves. If you have been reading ...
More About: Science , Nature , Ground , Bonsai , Planting
Now Updated to Wordpress 2.51
2008-05-05 20:08:00
I’ve been putting off the update of this site for way too long. Today I got hacked, I found a load of hidden porn links on the site. Well I learnt my lesson and from now on I will keep it up to date! I think I’ve now removed them all. If you notice anymore ...
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Car Boot Sale - Singleton Hospital, Swansea
2008-05-04 18:51:00
Next Saturday (10th of May 2008) I will be setting up a stall for the day at the Singleton car boot sale as long as the weather is ok! I will be taking along some nice small bonsai to sell quite cheap. If anyones in the area and wants to come check them out please ...
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Happy Birthday Bonsai Art!
2008-05-01 21:21:00
Bonsai Art is 1 year old today hip hip hooray!! Here are some lovely pictures of a dragonfly I found on my ornamental apple bonsai today. ...
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One Year Birthday
2008-04-27 17:27:00
In just a few days it will be a whole year since Bonsai Art was first put online! The 1st of May is the official birthday. I am pleased with it’s first year on the internet. I think it’s definitely got a lot more potential for growth in it and I look ...
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The Shape You Want to Achieve
2008-04-24 19:39:00
What shape should you be trying to achieve with your bonsai? There are basically three different styles of bonsai which you can train your tree into. All of them are fine and none of them are the wrong style. When you style your bonsai you can do it any way you want to, it’s ...
More About: Shape , Pruning
The Oak & Ash Race
2008-04-14 18:17:00
Every year the oak and the ash have a race to see who can open it’s leaves first. The oak and ash are both completely different in that they respond to different factors to whether they open their leaves or not. The oak responds to warmth. Periods of more warmth in early spring will ...
More About: Seasons , Race
A Well Set Out Bonsai Garden
2008-04-13 18:07:00
Heres an example of a well set out bonsai garden. Found on youtube [ youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J zqIg5hisE] © Written by Adam Nantel - please visit Bonsai Art for more great content.
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Overnight Snow
2008-04-06 11:41:00
We had some snow last night here in Wales which left the garden looking very pure and white. I was considering covering up the trees which have come into leaf last night but I prefer to let things happen naturally, plus I was feeling ill. They might have a little bit of frost damage as a result but it shouldn’t last too long until new leaves appear again. Quite a lot of the bonsai have not sprouted leaves yet anyway, it’s mainly only the smaller more eager shrubs such as berberis, hawthorn and cherry. Hazel is starting to come into leaf also but this late snow might knock it back a bit. Here are some pictures of my snow covered trees for you: Juniper Hinoki Cypress 2 junipers and a japanese maple © Written by Adam Nantel - please visit Bonsai Art for more great content.
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Big Bang world record (part 2)
2008-04-06 11:24:00
401-Life Is Like That (That’s Life) 402-Life With Roxxymetal 403-SEXY MOMMA 404-The Z Files 405-I’ll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! 406-DOODLE PAGE 407-Escape Hatch 408-The Official Afterslaughter Weblog 409-Mommy’s Little Corner 410-MALTED MONKEY 411-MOM AND THE CITY 412-Life with the Two Crazy Dogs 413-the joys (and pains) of being a woman (My Untamed World ) 414-Making Cents-Sense of Technology 415-USER GAME REVIEWS 416-Write Shy 417-DOMANTYS.net 418-ZWANG 419-ANYTHING GOES! (my world, my place, my views…!) 420-Matt’s blog (World of Insanity) 421-Lifestyle chronicles 422-The Alien Next Door 423-CMAQUEST 424-The Mascot 425-NARUTO ADDICT MANIA 426-Friendster Layouts 427-borneo tatoo…the original body ink 428-DOMANTIX 429-CULTURED SHOCK 430-EuWorx 431-HUBPRIME 432-STAR SURFACE 433-MY KALEIDOSCOPE WORLD 434-luckycharms 435-John’s Blog - Maybe I Am Joking? 436-NEW WORDPRESS THEMES 437-WEB VIDEO HITS 438-TOP MUSIC VIDEOS 439-TEXT MESSAGES...
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Big Bang world record (part 1)
2008-04-06 11:22:00
Here is a list of blog sites which are part of the Big Bang world record list. It is in two separate posts because the list is so large: *Start Copy Here*You do not have to be tagged to play along. This game is simple and so are the rules. 1. Copy from *Start Copy Here* through *End Copy Here* 2. Add your site(s) to the list. Just be sure to post the “Big Bang ” at each site you add. 3. Tag or don’t tag, your choice, however, the more tags you create the longer the list will grow. 4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list. (If you would like a scroll box code, leave me your email address and I will email it to you.) Scroll Box Example. (I decided not to use the box for the Big Bang for ease of copying.) 5. Come back and copy the master list back to your site, often. This process will allow late-comers to get as much link benefit as the first ones in. Once you are on the master list people who have...
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Garfield & Oak
2008-04-02 20:10:00
Here’s my cat Garfield sitting in my growing bed next to an oak © Written by Adam Nantel - please visit Bonsai Art for more great content.
New Tree Additions
2008-03-30 20:30:00
I’ve acquired a few new trees in the last few weeks which are (hopefully) the last ones I will get before the growing season. I have to stop myself now that its spring, from buying or digging up any more..! New berberis styled over deadwood (from a serissa that died on me!) Blackthorn Yamadori - 20 ...
More About: Selling , Tree
Repotted My Oak
2008-03-30 16:30:00
Today I repotted my oak tree. I put it back in the same pot as before but gave it a little trim. I gave it a new soil mix and covered the soil with grit and fertilizer. I think it could do with going in a ceramic pot now but that will ...
More About: Pruning
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